Coonamble railway line

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Coonamble Railway Station
Coonamble Line
Coonamble
Combara
Brightling
Gular
Armatree
Curban
Kamber
Gilgandra
Balladoran
Eumungerie
Mogriguy
Talbragar
Troy Junction to Merrygoen
joins the Main West line at Dubbo

The Coonamble railway line is a railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The line branches from the Main West Line at Dubbo. It opened in 1903,[1] and carried passenger traffic until the 1970s. 900/950 class railmotors were first introduced[dubious ] on the service between Dubbo and Coonamble.[2][vague] It continues to carry goods traffic, predominately grain. The disused historic Coonamble railway station is currently at risk of demolition due to vandalism and high maintenance costs.[3] The line is owned by the Rail Infrastructure Corporation of New South Wales, however operations over the line are managed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) under a 60-year agreement.[4] The northern section of the line features track that is in generally poor condition with derailments not uncommon.[5]

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  1. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Coonamble Line". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Railway Service Provision". State Records NSW. Archived from the original on 8 September 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Old railway station faces uncertain future". ABC News. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Final Tripartite Agreement" (PDF). ARTC. Retrieved 2007-05-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ Rail line condition puts grain plant on hold ABC News